Classic Entertainment Autographs

Cat. #003421: ARTHUR SPACE

Scarce vintage inscribed blue fountain pen signature on a 4x6-inch light green card, acquired in-person by inveterate autograph hound John Virzi in the 1960s and decorated with a small Players Directory image. In good condition. Tall, tweedy, all-purpose character actor Arthur Space appeared in nearly 300 films and television episodes, cast in every imaginable supporting role, from Western banker to big-city detective to jewel thief. He is perhaps best known for his portrayals of delightfully eccentric inventor Alva P. Hartley in the 1944 Laurel and Hardy vehicle The Big Noise and the father of horse-loving teenager Velvet Brown on T.V.'s "National Velvet" (1960-1961). A B-movie regular, Space's numerous contributions to the horror, sci-fi and fantasy film genres included Canadian Mounties vs. Atomic Invaders (1953), Target Earth (1954), Panther Girl of the Kongo (1955), Here Comes Tobor (1957), 20 Millions Miles to Earth (1957), Terror House (1972), The Bat People (1974), Mansion of the Doomed (1976), and The Swarm (1978).